The Lotte Giants will be led by acting head coach Lee Jong-woon for the remainder of the season after manager Larry Sutton voluntarily stepped down due to health concerns on Monday. Sutton previously managed Lotte in 2015, albeit for just one season .He then served as the second team coach of the SK Wyverns (now the SSG Landers) and was recognized for his ability to develop young players, so he returned to his roots by taking over as the Lotte second team coach ahead of this season. Lee coached the second team at the start of the season before taking over as head coach in late June, replacing Park Heung-sik after a “wave of resignations” from the first team coaching staff. Park, who served as both head coach and batting coach, informed the club that he wanted to focus on batting, and Lee, who also served as head coach, was selected as his successor. The acting coach, who briefly took over when Sutton was sidelined on July 17 and 27 with dizziness and body aches, will now lead the team for the remaining 36 games of the 2023 season. In a twist of fate, he is back at the helm of Lotte after eight years. “I’m really embarrassed, and I think everyone is responsible, from the coaching staff to the players, for (Sutton) leaving like that,” Lee said in a phone conversation with Yonhap News Agency .Lotte is currently in seventh place with 50 wins and 58 losses in 108 games, a winning percentage of 0.463.They are five games behind the fifth-place KIA Tigers, but it’s too early to completely abandon their postseason hopes .”For the rest of the season, we’ll focus on maintaining what we’ve been doing rather than aiming for fall baseball,” Lee said. I think the results will follow,” Lee said. Lee will take over as manager on Sept. 29 against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon at Hanwha Life Eagles Park. The immediate priority is to end the current seven-game losing streak and turn the team around. Competing for a spot in the standings is an 카지노 afterthought.